Books Paul Yoon Books by Paul Yoon Paul Yoon has written books about: Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Paul Yoon NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Snow Hunters': A Beautiful Debut Novel Grounded In History August 15, 2013 Paul Yoon's new novel, Snow Hunters, follows a Korean War POW who starts a new life in Brazil. Yoon drew on his own family's experiences to write the book, and reviewer Alana Levinson says his "ruminations on the role of memory in shaping our identity speak perfectly to the experience of war." Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Once The Shore' December 18, 2009 Short stories from first-time author Paul Yoon are set in and around the sea. Best Books Of 2009 The Best Debut Fiction Of 2009 December 18, 2009 Granta editor John Freeman picks the year's top five debuts by fiction writers. The list includes three collections of short stories and two novels. Freeman says the era of the splashy debut might be gone, but these authors demonstrate, despite their short publishing histories, that first-time writers can still make a big impression.